Jakarta-Bandung high-speed train to undergo trial run in November

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Electric Multiple Units (EMUs), self-propelled carriages for KCJB. (Source: KCIC)

Jakarta, IO – Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi set to conduct the trial run for the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway (KCJB) in November this year, coinciding with Indonesia’s G20 Presidency.

“Today, a series of Electric Multiple Units (EMU) or train carriages for KCJB have been sent from China. This project epitomizes the friendship between Indonesia and China and has always been discussed in meetings between the two countries. Thus, let’s support this project so that it can run well and sustainably,” Budi said in Jakarta, Friday (5/8).

He explained that KCJB adopts high technology, namely Grade of Automation (GOA) Level 1, and has an aerodynamic design which enables it to run at 350 km/hour.

According to plan, KCJB will serve as many as 68 trips per day and have five stations. The travel time from Jakarta to Bandung will be slashed from currently 2.5 hours to only 36-45 minutes.

KJCB be also environmentally friendly, with a good level of safety and security as well as time efficiency. This is expected to increase public interest in using public transportation instead of private vehicles.